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Video Producer Salary

The average Video Producer in the United States earns approximately $50K per year. Total incomes of Video Producers incorporate potential for, in a few cases, more than $6K from bonuses and close to $13K from profit sharing; these performance components cause packages to range between $31K and $79K. Geographic location and experience level each impact pay for this group, with the former having the largest influence. Medical benefits are awarded to a large number, and more than half earn dental coverage. Most workers in this position report high levels of job satisfaction. Male Video Producers are far more common among survey respondents than their female counterparts, who typically comprise less than one-third of the field. Respondents to the PayScale salary survey provided the data for this report.
$32,655 - $77,136
(Median)
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MEDIAN: $49,925
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$10.17 - $36.37
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MEDIAN: $19.00
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National Salary Data

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XAll compensation data shown are gross, national 10th to 90th percentile ranges. Pay can vary greatly by location. To view local data, take the PayScale survey.
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$0$27K$54K$81K
Salary
$32,655 - $77,136  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $6,234  
Profit Sharing
$989 - $12,745  
Total Pay (?
XTotal Pay combines base annual salary or hourly wage, bonuses, profit sharing, tips, commissions, overtime pay and other forms of cash earnings, as applicable for this job. It does not include equity (stock) compensation, cash value of retirement benefits, or the value of other non-cash benefits (e.g. healthcare).
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$31,092 - $79,006  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 11 Dec 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 884
National Hourly Rate Data (?
XAll compensation data shown are gross, national 10th to 90th percentile ranges. Pay can vary greatly by location. To view local data, take the PayScale survey.
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$0$15$30$45
Hourly Rate
$10.17 - $36.37  
   
Overtime
$17.66 - $44.28  
National Annualized Data (?
XAll compensation data shown are gross, national 10th to 90th percentile ranges. Pay can vary greatly by location. To view local data, take the PayScale survey.
)
$0$30K$60K$90K
Bonus
$0.00 - $6,234  
   
Profit Sharing
$989 - $12,745  
Total Pay (?
XTotal Pay combines base annual salary or hourly wage, bonuses, profit sharing, tips, commissions, overtime pay and other forms of cash earnings, as applicable for this job. It does not include equity (stock) compensation, cash value of retirement benefits, or the value of other non-cash benefits (e.g. healthcare).
)
$31,092 - $79,006  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 11 Dec 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 156
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Job Description for Video Producer

When a company needs videos created for training, presentations to investors and stockholders, or advertising, they use a video producer. The video producer oversees all aspects of creating the video(s) needed. They handle scripting, shooting, and editing, as well as the acquisition of any equipment or on-screen talent necessary for the video itself.

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Video Producer Tasks

  • Manage video production process by allocating staff, setting schedules, budgeting, and evaluating progress.
  • Support project development, including storyboarding, prototyping, scriptwriting, and consulting with clients.
  • Collaborate with art directors, writers, and production crew to understand video status and needs.

Common Career Paths for Video Producer


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Compensation usually increases greatly for Video Producers who advance to upper-end positions like Creative Director. Creative Directors make $81K per year on average.

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Popular Skills for Video Producer


Survey respondents exploit a significant toolbox of skills in their work. Most notably, facility with Budgeting, Budget Management, and directing are correlated to pay that is significantly above average, leading to increases of 52 percent, 48 percent, and 29 percent, respectively. Skills that are correlated to lower pay, on the other hand, include Cinematography, Videography, and Videographer. Most people experienced in Project Management also know Apple Final Cut Pro and Editing.

Pay by Experience Level for Video Producer

Median of all compensation (including tips, bonus, and overtime) by years of experience.


Experience seems to be a major factor in determining the incomes of Video Producers. Although individuals who have less than five years' experience earn $41K on average, people with five to 10 years benefit from a notably larger average of $51K. After working for 10 to 20 years, Video Producers make a median salary of $59K. Video Producers with more than 20 years of experience report incomes that are only modestly higher; the median for these old hands hovers around $62K.

Pay Difference by Location


Video Producers will find that San Francisco offers an impressive pay rate, one which exceeds the national average by 26 percent. Video Producers will also find cushy salaries in Seattle (+25 percent), New York (+21 percent), Los Angeles (+21 percent), and Washington (+20 percent). Video Producers in Raleigh earn salaries far below the national average by 25 percent, proving that geography overwhelmingly affects the pay scale for those in this field. Workers in Orlando and Nashville earn salaries that trail the national average for those in this profession (22 percent less and 17 percent less, respectively).

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Experience Affects Video Producer Salaries




National Average
$49,000


Skills That Affect Video Producer Salaries

Budgeting
up arrow 52%

Budget Management
up arrow 48%

directing
up arrow 29%



Apple Final Cut Pro
up arrow 1%

National Average
$49,000

Editing
up arrow 1%

Adobe After Effects
up arrow 4%

Adobe Premiere
up arrow 4%

Client Interaction
up arrow 4%



Videographer
up arrow 7%

Videography
up arrow 12%

Cinematography
up arrow 18%

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 256 votes.

Gender

Female
29 %
Male
71 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
1%
1-4 years
34%
5-9 years
33%
10-19 years
23%
20 years or more
9%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 83% dental benefits Dental: 66%
vision benefits Vision: 50% employee benefits None: 15%